PUBLISHED: 17:15, Tue, Sep 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:30, Tue, Sep 29, 2020
Fans of Netflix series Ozark were left reeling in shock after Omar Navarro (played by Felix Solis) ordered the death of his formerly trusted attorney Helen Pierce (Janet McTeer). Despite being an intimidating presence on the series, Helen’s time was soon up after Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) proved themselves to be must more valuable to the cartel. The lawyer was killed off right in front of the couple with the pair covered in Helen’s blood and gore.
WARNING: This article contains major spoilers from Ozark season 3
They were left stunned by the sudden killing considering they had been summoned by Navarro to attend the second christening of his new-born son after the first one ended in a blood-soaked massacre.
To make matters even more surreal, Navarro went in to embrace Marty and Wendy as they were frozen in fear from the murder they’d just witnessed.
This scene cemented Marty and Wendy’s position as Navarro’s now most trusted associates and upped the levels of danger.
Helen’s killing in front of them was also a warning of what could befall the couple if they ever failed to deliver for the cartel.
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Ozark season 3 saw Helen Pierce killed off (Image: Netflix)
Ozark season 3 saw Helen Pierce suddenly murdered (Image: Netflix)
Although Helen’s death was shocking, the writers had been dropping breadcrumbs along the way about her demise.
Right at the start of season three, Helen was waterboarded by some of Navarro’s henchmen as she tried to convince them her family knew nothing of her business dealings.
Later, she strangely asked Nelson (Nelson Bonilla) to tell her if he had been given orders to kill her – another moment of foreshadowing.
However, these were tiny, subtle clues which could be easily missed.
Ozark season 3: The Byrdes are in a tough position (Image: Netflix)